Some of you may be wondering “why would you want to use Rails without a database?” There are several situations why a database would not be needed, and I’ve run into quite a few of them. One of the specific cases was when I wanted to write a web interface for an application that only had a REST interface available to the public.
If you find yourself needing to write a Rails application without a database, just do the following:
For Rails 1.0 and up:
config.frameworks -= [ :active_record ]
class Test::Unit::TestCase self.use_transactional_fixtures = false self.use_instantiated_fixtures = false def load_fixtures end end
For Rails 2.1 and up: Comment out both of the lines that begin with
if defined?(ActiveRecord) # Include Active Record class name as root for JSON serialized output. # ActiveRecord::Base.include_root_in_json = true # Store the full class name (including module namespace) in STI type column. # ActiveRecord::Base.store_full_sti_class = true end